ILLUSTRATED INDEX OF BRITISH SHELLS
by G.B. Sowerby
Illustrated by G.B. Sowerby
Published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co.. 1st. 1859
Very good condition. Containing Figures Of All The Recent Species, With Names and Other Information. Habits and localities, range of depth of marine species and comparative abundance. 24 tissue-guarded hand-coloured plates depicting 600 species. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine, gilt borders to covers. All edges gilt.
Spine and corners bumped. Covers scuffed. Small label to bottom of spine. Ex-lib but with just one small library stamp on title page and small date stamp on rear pastedown. A few pencil marking to front endpapers plus a mark from possible label removal. All plates present. Occasional small foxspots but overall contents are beautifully bright and clean.
Stock no. 1208605